In Nicholas Carr's the Glass Cage, the Pulitzer-shortlisted author makes a compelling argument on the way technology has failed us—from aircraft autopilot to GPS maps—and the perils of being forever trapped in the beam of our smartphones.
Given this is on the internet, I'm going to assume most of you are Lefties, and are sobbing over the fact that your unimaginable worst case scenario happened: Tony Abbott won a second term as Prime Minister.
I know—I'm supposed to be embarrassed. Or at least that's what I think I'm supposed to be. People are embarrassed for me. My little sister introduced me at a party this past year by saying, "This is my brother Peter. He doesn't own a cell phone." Apparent…
The revelations about America's most secretive intelligence agency keep coming: Today we found out that the NSA uses metadata and tracks the SIM cards of suspected terrorists' cellphones to locate targets for drone strikes.
The Internet of Things is something that people will be seriously looking at in 2013. On one hand, it's a wonderful idea but it could also create a class of desperate entrepreneurs born of austerity and sociopolitical upheaval.